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How to create a installed program shortcut  in Windows7 under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Food

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We have Windows 2012 DC and Windows 7 workstations. we have a program called "Vitamins" installed on application server on G drive and when the users log in to the windows 7 PC , the "G" application drive gets mapped to all the windows 7 PCs.

Logging into the windows 7 PC  i have created the shortcut for this Vitamins program pointing to the G where the program short exists.

Now on every windows 7 PC on our network , we have a folder in the path C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Food

I want to create a shortcut within this  "Food"  folder for the vitamins program

Please can you post some tutorials to achieve this.

Thanks
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Have you attempted to use group policy preferences for this task?

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753580.aspx

(there is also a section on that page that allows the same shortcut creation to also create its containing folder, assuming it doesnt already exist for your client's start menu - See the "Location" section about half way down)
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Hi Deanomac

The Food  folder already exist on all PCs, only I want to copy the vitamin shortcut.

I am not clear with this, please if possible a snapshot would be great.
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Do you have access to create/modify group policies for your network?
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Yes , I do have the access to create/modify group policies on my network.
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